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bret bret finally tonight, there has been a lot of talk this week about the penmanship of the president's pick for treasury secretary. thought jack lu's inspiration may have been certain cupcakes. but other shows have other theories. >> there is jack lew signature. we could have a pretty ugly signature on our dollar bill. >> is it even a signature or did he start drawing charlie brown and give up after the hair? good grief! and it got no better when lew explained his fiscal policy quote i describe budget tapestry when it's hope dream of a nation. >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight.
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that is it for "special report," fair, balanced and unafraid. charles, i had more time. >> shepard: this is the fox report. tonight, the feds say the deadly flu epidemic -- outbreak is now an epidemic. widespread in all but three states and killing children. but there may be some good news. and it's supposed to be among the most advanced passenger jets in all the world. but for the dream liner, it's really more nightmare. they have had electrical problems, a cracked windshield, even a fire. >> every new commercial airplane has issues in the inner service. >> shepard: now the feds are investigating. still, the dozens of dream liners already in service are going to keep flying. >> nothing we have seen would indicate that this airplane is not safe. >> shepard: but would you get on one? this little boy disappeared in
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1994, kidnapped apparently by his own grandparents. police have found him alive and well. >> it's unbelievable that many years have gone by but happy he was found. >> shepard: tonight, how they tracked him down. and this little piggy tries to escape the cops. >> a couple guys had ropes and they tried to rope it but that didn't work out too well for us. >> it was a little too fast for him. >> tonight, police take on a pig in the streets of phoenix. but first from fox this friday night. the deadly flu outbreak is now officially an epidemic. that's the word from the feds today. the centers for disease control and prevention in atlanta is now reporting the flu is widespread across 47 states. one school is using high powered screen clearance to
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disinfect classrooms or staffers there that it cuts the cleaning time for one room from four hours to just 45 minutes. a district in oklahoma cancelled all classes today. officials say one quarter of all students there are out with the flu. the feds say that the epidemic has killed 20 children, at least across the country. they tell us they don't have a count of how many adults may have died. but the cdc estimates flu kills an average of 24,000 people a year. health experts say it's too soon to predict whether this year will be above average, but it certainly started way early. jonathan serrie is live in atlanta, home to the cdc. any word on an end to this? it sounds like it's getting better down south. >> well, you know, that's the strange thing. although flu is widespread in most states, there are early reports suggesting that flu activity may actually be decreasing in some parts of the country. including parts of the south. that could simply be because of lower reporting.
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people usually put off doctor visits during the holidays except in extreme emergencies. cdc officials say they need a couple more weeks before they can say for sure whether flu activity is actually decreasing in these parts of the country. shep. >> shepard: vaccine supply plentiful, right? >> it is plentiful but so -- there is so much demand for the vaccine now that the cdc is receiving reports of spotty shortages. so, if the first place you check is out of vaccine don't be surprised but don't give up. listen. >> a lot of doctors that ordered vaccines or a lot of the clinics that ordered vaccines did so and gave it out in the fall. they may not have enough left or may not have the vaccine you want left. you may have to call around a bit. you may still be able to find vaccine still. >> public health officials keep telling us it's not too late to get vaccinated. we don't know how long this flu season will last.
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shep? >> shepard: boeing executives now say new 787 dream liner is safe to fly. the feds are ordering a major review of that plane. after incidents including a fuel leak and a fire. 49 the of these jumbo jets, dream liners are currently in service around the world. united airlines is already flying about a half dozen of them and has ordered a total of 50. deem liner electrical fire boston logan airport. there was 40-gallon fuel spill there as well. a breaking problem all of those just this week today in japan reports of a cracked cockpit window and oil leak to boot. nobody has hurt in any of this. both government officials and boeing insists passengers are not at risk. >> i believe this plane is safe. i would have absolutely no reservation of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight. >> we have complete confidence in the 787 and so do our
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customers. >> take a look at the cut away view of this dream liner's. it's boeing's most technically advanced by a long shot. materials replacing the aluminum. cheaper to fly, less fuel. supposed to be very fuel efficient. relying on electrical systems more than other planes. all of that technology is causing concern right now. dan springer is in seattle for us tonight where the teams assemble the 787. dan, explain exactly what this review is targeting if you would. >> they are calling it a sweeping review of the plane's electrical system. test fire back in 2010. problems followed by the lithium fired battery you mentioned this week. aviation analyst in seattle says these types of reviews are rare. officials did not say how long it would take. >> we're going to put an emphasis on the electrical systems of the airplane. what this includes is components such as batteries
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and power distribution panels. we'll also look how the electrical and mechanical systems of the airplane interact with one another. >> and the dream liner in service now will be able to fly during the review, shep. >> shepard: i don't know about the stock. it's been down all week. the stock dropped again today 2.5%. the real concern is the long term reputation of boeing's first new plane in two decades. so far no customers that we can tell have cancelled an order. in fact, all napon airways. the first one to buy opened a new route from tokyo to san jose today. the company's chairman told reporters he had not spoken with the faa yet but he believed the dream liner was safe. boeing has sold more than 800 dream liners. they started delivery just over a year ago pause of delays and cost overrun some analysts think it will be several years before turn a profit that is base odd an quick revolution to these
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problems. >> >> the truth is it is exceptionally safe to fly these days. the statistics are asounding. according to the national transportation safety board, there has not been one major commercial airline crash in our country since 2009 when an airplane crashed in buffalo, new york. before that nothing since 2006. and consider that on average nearly 2 million people fly domestically every single day. the airline industry does have something to crow about. violence, video games and the vice president of the united states. joe biden met today with members of the video gaming industry to prevent mass shootings a lot of disagreement about the best solution. do would need video game restrictions? more gun control? something else entirely? some combination? they're working on it. the details ahead. a change in plans in afghanistan. the president making the announcement today as he met with the afghan leader at the white house. made an announcement about the future of u.s. troops what he said and how it effects our
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>> shepard: president obama says he is speeding up the transition in afghanistan. made the announcement today. u.s. troops are now to shift to a support role this spring. months earlier than the pentagon originally predicted. the president made that announcement after meeting with his counterpart from afghanistan. harmid karzai at the white house. >> starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting, afghan forces. it will be historic moment. >> most of the 66,000 combat troops in afghanistan are set to leave at the end of next year. the president says he has not yet decided whether to speed up that down draw or how many american force also stay around after 2014.
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this week at the white house said it would consider leaving zero ground troops behind but that was largely seen as a negotiating employee with the afghans. the president is keeping the option on the table, probably for that reason. jennifer griffin at the pentagon. is he also promising the afghans a strategic partisanship, what's -- partnership. >> the strategic partnership how many troops can say post 2014. the real question is whether they be given immunity. that whole zero option zero troops to stay pass 2014 was designed to get karzai's attention. it was a negotiating ploy. essentially so that karzai would go back and would realize that he needs to get immunity for u.s. troops. none of which can stay without it it's a hard ball move so that the u.s. does not end up in afghanistan like it did in iraq without permission to stay. >> and nowhere do we have any kind of security agreement with a country without
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immunity for our troops. as far as i understand. >> we understand that the issue of immunity is off -- of very specific importance to the united states. >> most at the pentagon think that president obama will settle on between 23 and 6,000 troops. most of them special operators involved in counter terrorism, shepard. >> shepard: there is another headline out of this too, jennifer, that's talks with the taliban. >> after 11 years of war, the afghan president announced today from the white house the taliban will be given a seat at the table. >> we agreed on allowing the taliban office in qatar. >> president obama issued a caveat. the taliban must renounce terrorism. the president diverted attention from those asking whether 11 years of war were worth it by announcing today army staff sergeant clinton romesha who helped repel one of the most vicious attacks in
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eastern afghanistan in 2009 would receive the medal of honor, shepard. >> shepard: first you kill the taliban and then you have him in for talks. fascinating. 2013. jen griffin at the pentagon. thanks. john boehner formally invited the president to deliver his first state of the union of his second term the date february 12th. he has to be invited, you know. the president hats accepted the date which also happens to be abraham lincoln's birthday it will touch on immigration reform spending and gun control. in a letter to the president speaker boehner wrote our nation continues to face immense challenges and the american people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions. this will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. meantime a long list of a listers has signed up for the president's inaugural festivities. listen to this. katie perry, usher, smoky robinson alicia keys brad
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paisley five of the performers scheduled to sing children's concert and pair of inaugural balls on the 21st. they join the talent already announced for the president's signing sara mother. beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. republicans have a chance to senate seat democrats have held since 1958. jay rockefeller says this will be his last term. he is 7 a years old now. has represented the state for almost three decades. >> i know deep within me that the end of this term in 2014 is the right time for me to recalibrate, to find a new balance for the things that i love, public service, my family, and west virginia. >> two house members, one republican, one democrat say they are interested in run for that seat. so we'll see. a violent hostage situation at a popular clothing store. cops say two men stormed the
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place, attacked the workers and held them captive. the suspects are still out there somewhere. plus, the case of a boy who went missing nearly two decades ago when he was five years old. now he has turned up and in a different state and the police say we may not see a reunion with his mother right away. the twist there as fox reports live tonight. , you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands?
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clothing store. it unfolded at a in order tropical -- nordstrum rack store. held all the workers captive, 14 of them and apparently stabbed one person in the neck and sexually assaulted another.
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the hostage situation went on for hours until a swat team raided the place but the criminals somehow escaped. a mother in indiana reportedly jumped up and down in happiness when she learned police had found her son missing since 1994. richard alan landers the kid's name he was 5 at the time when police say his grandparents kidnapped him. today is he 24. found in minnesota thanks in part to some government records. >> young man living in the state of minnesota actually was using social security number but what was really interesting is that during further checking on who this person was he had the same exact date of birth as the boy listed as missing in 1994. >> no word yet when the mom might get to reunite with the son who as i mentioned two decades ago. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is with us here. there is a lot more to this. investigators say the grandparents were apparently doing what they thought best because the parents were in a
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really bad place. >> yeah, back in 1994, the mother and the stepfather were apparently unemployed. they were actually living in their car. the grandparents were very concerned about their grandson. they were actually involved in a legal battle for custody of the boy. and they vanished when they appeared to be on the point of losing that court fight. now, one of the cops who investigated the disappearance at the time seems to have some sympathy for the grandparents' actions. listen. >> i just knew that they were not the kind of people who were going to see that he got hurt at all. so, but it was wrong. it's just too bad that that many years have gone by. but i am really happy that he was found and everything is okay. >> now, of course, whatever the grandparents' motives and intentions what they did was illegal but there is no word yet on whether nearly 19 years later they are going be
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charged. shep? >> shepard: shaping up to be a tough reunion. >> the mother is said to be jumping for joy. think of richard landers now living at michael landers. is he 24 years old. we don't know whether his grandparents told him his mother was deader alive. we don't know what he said about the situation in which he grew up. he also now has his own family to think about. he is married and has -- is expecting his first child. so one of the cops in indiana says a reunion may be a while yet. listen. >> as far as i know, there is no real plans in the works for any kind of a reunion at this point. but, again, it's still very early because this bombshell was just dropped on this young man here within the last couple of days. probably going to take time to digest and work those things out. >> now, we spoke to the mother's attorney today. he told us that she is trying to figure out a way to contact her son and clearly everybody here understands that there is a whole lot of emotions involved, shep. >> shepard: there must be, jonathan, thank you. an explosion leveled a home
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today, hurt at least three people, including two firefighters. look at what's left of the house outside of dallas. investigators say they are still trying to figure out what went wrong here. the fire chief told the dallas morning news newspaper that crews had been repairing a gas line behind the home so they figure it's that. a local television station reports that the charity owned the duplex. which housed low income families. the hospital listed those two firefighters in fair condition. the third man though critical. rot in hell. that's what the father of one victim of the colorado movie theater massacre told the accused killer in open court today. now victims and families and prosecutors are protesting after the judge agreed to delay the case and for a long time. we're live at the courthouse. plus, what's up with the teacher and the weather, more specifically. finance looking more like winter in california and texas than in chicago. and wait until you hear about the record they just set in chicago. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news
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[ male announcer ] adt. always there. unusual police chase right through a neighborhood in phoenix. cops on the trail of a pig on the loose. and for a while that swine was able to outsmart them. >> we try to contain it and we couldn't. >> it wasn't for a lack of trying. first, they attempted to conduct it when that didn't work. they tried playing fetch. but the pig was having none of it.
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alley full of cops and cop cars and one with a lasso and trying to rope him but the pig was a little too fast for him. >> shepard: as the neighbors looked on one jumped in to help. theirs.ce refused the offer. it was a pretty good size. a little bit too much for us to handle. >> eventually the big pig wandered out of view. >> he got away? >> i don't know. i don't know. big pig? >> like -- >> okay othe regular pig walked right up to this guy's gate. >> guess the spigot tired of running the police all over the alley. he make a lot of pork shops before the barbecue could begin, the authorities showed up. they finally roped that unwilling hog and with the help of our good samaritan,
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locked it up for good. >> bye-bye piggy. >> um, bacon. arizona's department of agriculture is holding said pig until someone claims it our local station ksaz reports it's tracked down the owner and that it expects a reunion soon. wow, where are we? fayetteville? good grief. no word on what will happen to that thing. after that. >> i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour iment time for the top of the news. new assault weapons ban will not make it through congress. that's the prediction from the president of the national rifle sonks. nra and other gun owner groups met yesterday with the vice president. his task force on gun violence. the vp says he will give president obama his recommendations on this by tuesday. the president may be able to take some steps on his own without the okay from
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congress. wendell goler is on the story from the bottom of the hour live from the white house. what can he do without the congress. >> gun control advocates say he could make sure people who are banned from buying guns are punished of if they try to do so. of the government could check out anyone trying to buy multiple assault rifles like it does for anyone on the border. high capacity magazines or universal background checks. he needs congress. now the nra says we need to look at mental health and the violence in our culture violent video games are the most popular. vice president says it's not clear they are part of the problem it is clear there is not a single solution. >> there is is no silver bullet. one of my friend says no seat belt that you put on to assure that you will not be in this circumstance again. but i asked the cabinet come together attorney general, home loan security. department of education health and human services, et cetera,
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we know this is a complex problem. we know there is no single answer. >> mr. biden says he will give the president some recommendations by tuesday. even if he doesn't expect that will solve the whole problem, shepard. >> no new restrictions of any kind no matter what. >> the nra rejects any new restrictions gun violence ban. here is chief lobbist on "america live." >> every gun owner in america was heart broken over what happened in connecticut. there is no gun owner in america who wants to see some mad man go out and misuse a firearm. but we have to be honest in this country about what works and what doesn't work. we had a gun ban. we had a high capacity magazine ban. not for six months or for a year but for a decade and even bill clinton's justice department said it had no impact. >> still gun control advocates pushing for expanded background checks private
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sellers gun shows as well as dealers, as many as 40% of gun sales involve no background checks. the president would need congress to expand them, shermingd. shepard. >> in the wake of the connecticut school massacre one school district is going one step beyond armed guards. it's training the janitors to carry guns. happening in a small town in northwest ohio. the school board president told a local newspaper he and his colleagues had considered such a plan, arming the janitors for months. but the shooting at sandy hook elementary forced them to act. the superintendent added it's kind of a a sign of the times, armed janitors. another dramatic day in the colorado movie massacre case. victim's families crying in court some walking out in disgust and one father shouting at the suspected shooter james holmes rot in hell, holmes.
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they are angry over a delay in this trial after the judge postponed today's plea hearing. postponed it it until march defense attorneys said they are not ready there is indeed enough evidence for this case to go to trial. prosecutors say the suspect shot up a sold out movie theater in july. after today's big delay, many victims' family members said they are tired of waiting for justice. alicia acuna with the news again at the courthouse in centennial, colorado this afternoon. this is a difficult week ending in more bad news for these families, alyssia. >> that's right, shep. with this decision many said they were not happy but they also were not surprised. >> he wanted to know what he was going to say and then you can start thinking what's further to come. but now my mind is set on pause. >> i respect it because i don't want to have to come back on appeals or i don't want to have to come back on
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error that the defense wasn't ready. >> the district attorney's office started contacting victims and their family members last night when the bound over for trial. under the bill of rights, the prosecution can get their holmes arraignment today or not. the judge granted the defense request to arraign. have to wait for march. >> shepard: sounds like it's not going to be easier for many of them. >> next thursday the theater where many of their loved ones or were killed or brutally injured will open to the public. they have been invited to the movies. the company who owns the theater where the shooting took place sent out email inviting family members to a night of remembrance followed by a free movie. colorado governor john hickenlooper is scheduled to it attend the century 16 theater. aurora has been renovated in a
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informal survey of residents the city wanted it this way. victim and family members say they were never asked their opinions and many rejected the invitation calling it disgusting. shep? >> shepard: alicia acuna in the snow tonight in centennial. that snow storm is barreling across the western u.s. in utah. heavy snow started falling last night and first alert forecasters say it will continue for tomorrow. highway patrol reports dozens of crashes near salt lake city as plows plow away 2 feet. part of the major interstate connecting the northern and part parts of the state. so cold around san diego that zoo keepers turned the heaters for the chimps. numbers show it's been a weird winter. so far parts of texas have gotten five times more snow than chicago. the windy city has now gone 321 days without at least an inch of snow. that breaks a 73-year-old record. in case you are wondering, of the high in chicago today 53.
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weather weirdness from the fox weather center tonight. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth. it's weird it is weird. >> chicago has broken every kind of non-snow record that you can have thirnt with rain down across parts of dixie. rain moving across much of new england. don't see much snow falling on the radar. going to change across parts of northern plains. that snow we saw in denver in alyssia's shot there. this going to begin to really strengthen. this is a snow outside of denver. they are going to get a couple of inches from this. but the storm is now beginning to gather its strength. that's going to happen across parts of nebraska. as it does, tonight into tomorrow we're going to be watching some blizzard conditions form especially across north dakota. a very strengthening storm. even places that maybe get 3 to 6 inches of snow. the wind is going to be going 40 or 50 miles per hour.
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take a look at these temperatures, dropping overnight. dropping all day tomorrow. tight lines there. very windy conditions. tomorrow afternoon might not -- north dakota mine 2 degrees. >> shepard: not as cold as minot but cold out west. >> temperatures in phoenix, arizona tonight getting below freezing right now you are at 52. temps are going to plummet tonight. maybe right around 33 in phoenix. but a lot of areas down there across the valley seeing freezing conditions. the bad part is these temps are going to stick with us for about the next five days. these overnight lows below freezing in areas that might not freeze typically for a couple of years going to see it for four to five days. cold air somewhere, shep, warm our somewhere else. take a look 55 degrees tomorrow in new york city. >> atlanta looks like our pick city. >> certainly. >> thank you, sir. >> you bet. >> who needs a pension to retire when you have made all your money in plunder? coming up, one of the world's most notorious pirates
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either person is a suspect. of course, nobody is ever a suspect anymore. trace gallagher is with us tonight. trace, the family clearly thinks the wife did it. >> yeah. and the family says they are not pointing fingers yet shep. that's right after the family begins pointing fingers mostly at the wife. of course they v.a. could you cu seed her of trying to cash that lottery check very quickly. shortly after he died, of course, she failed to do that. and because there was no will, the family has already filed court papers to make sure that khan's 17-year-old daughter gets half of the estate, including the lottery money. as for who poisoned him in the brother said. this listen. >> like i said, i cannot point finger but it's very simple manner. there is nobody in the house. only three people. and only husband and wife bedroom and [inaudible]
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>> only the husband and the wife were there the police have not yet ruled out that the lottery money was, in fact, the motive for the murder. we should also point out that con's father-in-law owed $120,000 in back taxes, shep. >> shepard: they have been talking for days now about digging up the body. is that happening? >> yeah. the examiner doesn't know. medical examiner doesn't know exactly when the body will be exhumed. they are hoping that the autopsy will be completed by friday. the latest. now wife says she is very eager to find out the truth about exactly how her husband died. the first thing the autopsy will look at is what was in his stomach? if his last meal truly was poison. now, remember, cyanide can be swallowed, inhaled, or injected and legal experts say the autopsy could be surprising. listen. >> we are all assuming that it was something that was prepared at dinner, put into his meal, and then he died several hours later. it's possible that that isn't what happened. it's possible he had another meal or somebody else had
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access to him and gave him the cyanide. that's also evidence that may or may not come forward in the autopsy. >> interesting today when the judge ruled the body could be exhumed, not a single member of the cohen family objected to that ruling. shep? >> trace gallagher in los angeles, thanks. infamous somali pirate known as big mouth has reportedly held a news conference and announced he is retiring. here he is. kind of. according to the reporting of wired magazine. old big mouth and his gang have pulled off some of the most brazen hijackings in recent history. he reportedly scored a 3-million-dollar payoff back in 2008. after he captured a saudi owned super tanker the size of a u.s. navy aircraft carrier it was loaded with $100 million worth of oil. later that same year, he reportedly netted another 3 million. after his crew captured a ukrainian ship packed with antiaircraft guns, rocket
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propelled grenades and 30 tanks. old big mouth did not say why he is quitting his pirating. down in a big way more than 50% in the past two years. at least 42 people are dead. dozens more trapped as a landslide buries a village. and it tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. >> china, it happened this morning in a mountainous region in the southwest. heavy, muddy debris reportedly covered the homes of 16 families. more than a thousand rescuers used excavators and bulldozers to reach some villagers and pull them to safety. no word on their condition. mexico. troops uncovered a drug tunnel under construction in a northern city. authorities say it reesmgd some 20 feet below the ground. and was just a few yards from crossing the u.s. border into a city in arizona. agents made no arrests but seized ammunitions and a weapon. united kingdom. brits are getting a sneak peek
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into what will be the u.k.'s tallest building when it opens next month in london. the shard features a pyramid like design and has enough glass panels on exterior to cover 8 soccer fields. a match london was painted on one level's floor boards. skyscraper short of the empire state building. sweden, folks can now bury their loved ones in a coffin with a high end sound system. th a stockholm stereo store invented it the casket has two speakers and is subwolfer and play list can you control online. creator says it would be great for rock stars like ozzy osborne or keith richards and that's a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> except ozzy and keith are not dead. spectacular view of a lake of slaf have a forming around erupting volcano. look at this. happening in far eastern russia. a team of scientists is now nearing the base of the thing
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to study it. wow. the volcano started erupting back in november for the first time in this nearly four decades. shooting hot ash and mull ten rocks hundreds of feet into the sky. tourists, of course, have rushed to the area to get a closer look. officials are warning stay away because the volcano is also spewing poisonous gases. snakes on a plane, bad. snakes outside a plane? unusual. but slightly less horrifying. coming up, what happened when the longest python in all of australia -- look at that hitched a ride on a qantas plane. wow. plus the giant air ship that could change the future of flight. >> there is nothing like it in the world today. >> the company promises it will fly more than 100 miles per hour and lift 60 tons. wringing supplies to war zones or disaster areas. >> you can land vertically to the point where you need to be. >> shepard: a look inside the next generation zeppelin coming up. make you feel alive.
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>> shepard: it looks like a blimp. some experts say it could revolutionize air transport. this company in southern california just completed construction ton this prototype here. the designers say the high tech air ship will eventually hold 60 tons of cargo. they say it doesn't need a landing strip at all it will being ideal for war zones and disaster situations. adam housley west coast news hub. this thing is pretty cool. >> real cool. we had a little doubts until we got it out there and person and saw it levy at a time above the ground. a lot of people are calling this the next generation air ship. find it in a former military hanger in southern california. nasa, the department of defense and the private corporation all put money towards it. this is not your grandfather
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zeppelin. the one we saw is about 260 feet or so. it's made of aluminum and carbon fiber. it's about half the size of the one they want to build. it's also one third the cost of a cargo plane. can travel up to 3200 miles on one tank of gas. it ascends vertically so it can drop down in disaster zones like we saw in japan and haiti. because it doesn't need a runway. it makes it easier. developers think this thing could stick around and really change things for years to come. >> with this aircraft, it solves all the questions. can you land vertically to the point where you need to be with really heavy pay loads. that's why we always -- this is going to change the way we are going to transport for the next 50, 100 years. really a solution for many many industry markets, for people. >> there is nothing like it in the world today. we don't have that option today. this vehicle is going to fill a niche that we don't have access to yet. >> now, pilots do man this.
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the cabin actually goes up inside to make it more aerodynamic. portals and cameras to help them fly this thing. they eventually want to build one twice this size. it's not just for military applications. potentially cargo. see massive cargo ships on the seas. this potentially could replace that of course, shepard, there is a chance this could be floating hotel or floating casino because you can put a casino anywhere, shepard. >> shepard: oh, yes, you can. thanks. remember balloon boy? looks a very large thing of that thing balloon boy had that kept us busy all day. remember that? not really, right? the snake was seriously on the plane, the wing, actually. look at this here. that's a snake. it was on a qantas flight from australia to new guinea, a 10-foot python flapping in the 250 mile-per-hour wind there. trying to hold on for dear snake life it apparently made a wrong turn after crawling up into the landing gear before takeoff.
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the passengers were shocked, watching as the wind repeatedly whipped said python against said plane it appeared to still be alive, barely when it landed. and it was angry. lifeless and ordinary, not word that folks normally associate with prince william's wife kate. but that's how some critics are describing her first official portrait. seriously? there is a controversy and what the duchess of cambridge thinks of her likeness. and there is breaking news in britney world. britney is back in the cube and we have got news for you. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit.
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after their engagement. it would have been her third marriage. her first one barely lasted two days. just moments ago a judge in los angeles announced that the fiance has stepped down as sphere's conservator. had been in charge of all her cash ever since her weird head shaving days. the news comes at the same time breers leaving simon cowell's big exfactor show. i have made difficult decision not to return for another season. i have had incredible time doing the show. it's time for me to get back in the studio there had been reports that she and simon repeatedly clashed behind the scenes. there is is your brit update for the day. good thing new england no longer executes traitors. the man behind this, this official portrait of prince william's wife kate. critics are ripping it apart. one said kate's nose is too large. another commented the best thing you can say about it is that she actually -- she doesn't actually look like